Siren Call of the GENERAL GRANT: Shipwreck and Gold Fever with a Maine-Built Ship

Charles H. Lagerbom

Abstract


The Maine-built ship GENERAL GRANT sank in the Auckland Islands in the southern ocean in 1866 carrying passengers and cargo, including a shipment of gold. After the terrible shipwreck, a handful of survivors lived to tell the story. The story continues today with treasure hunters still searching for the elusive ship and its storied gold payload after 150 years.

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